Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan eye records in India’s 950th ODI

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli will once again get an opportunity to break records when his team faces the Windies in the second ODI of the five-match series in Vizag on Wednesday.India vs West Indies 2nd ODI Live ScoreKohli, who became the fastest batsman to complete 60 international hundreds in the last ODI in Guwahati, is nearing yet another major landmark in his career.The 29-year-old is just 81 runs away from entering the 10,000 runs club in one-day internationals. If he scores the required runs in this game then he will not only become the 13th player to enter the exclusive club but will also become the fastest to achieve the feat in the history of 50-overs cricket.Vizag ODI Preview: Red-hot India look to extend advantage over West IndiesHe will become the fourth Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221) and Rahul Dravid (10768) to breach the 10,000-run mark in ODIs. Tendulkar currently holds the record for being the fastest to reach the milestone as he took 259 innings to get there. Kohli has just played 204 innings so far.Indian cricket is built mostly on perceptions, says Ravichandran AshwinKohli is also in line to go past 1000 ODI runs this year. He is just 111 runs away from the mark in 2018. He has achieved the feat five times in the format already in the past in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017.We love this sightHow about [email protected] #INDvWI #KingKohli #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/UQL8wEollIBCCI (@BCCI) October 21, 2018India vs West Indies: Batting in middle order nothing new for me, says RayuduadvertisementBut it is not just the Indian captain who is nearing a major milestone ahead of the Vizag ODI. Fellow Delhi batsman Shikhar Dhawan is also in line to break a record if he scores another 173 runs in this match or even in the next game.India vs West Indies live streaming: Where to watch IND vs WI 2nd ODI live streaming onlineDhawan will become the fastest Indian batsman to complete 5000 ODI runs. The record is currently held by Kohli, who took just 114 innings to get there. Kohli infact holds the joint-second place in the list of batsmen who were the fastest to score 5000 ODI runs along with Windies legend Viv Richards.Virat Kohli a fantastic captain and his teammates follow him: AB de VilliersSouth Africa great Hashim Amla holds the record having achieved the feat in just 101 innings. Dhawan will be playing his 111th innings in the second ODI and has plenty of time to surpass Kohli and Richards in the all-time list.India meanwhile, will be charged up and ready for battle when they take on the Windies in their 950th ODI match today.https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket/story/team-india-reaches-vizag-for-2nd-odi-virat-kohli-on-cusp-of-another-world-record-1372768-2018-10-22No other team has played as many ODIs as India since the format was introduced in 1971. Australia is second on the list with 916 ODIs followed by Pakistan with 899 games.The Aussies however, have won more games (556) than any other team with India (490) in second place.Meanwhile, the last match between India and West Indies saw the hosts chase down 323 with 47 balls to spare in Guwahati with Rohit Sharma (152*) and Kohli (140) scoring [email protected] #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/8JXdrrpm52BCCI (@BCCI) October 21, 2018The Men in Blue chose to bowl first and restricted the Windies to 322 for 8 on a good batting pitch with Shimron Hetmyer (106) top-scoring for the hosts.India in reply rode on Rohit’s 20th ODI hundred and Kohli’s 36th ton in the format to reach the target with 8 wickets in hand in the 43rd over.On a flat deck the Indian bowlers did not fare well but the top order took the game away from their rivals in style and they will be hoping to repeat the result once again in their next game Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy cricket stadium.last_img read more